Recently, a Los Angeles man, Aaron Chervenak, 34, thought about his relationships and wondered which was the deepest and most enduring. He decided that it was the profound bond he had with his smartphone.
How, though, could he communicate to the phone how much he loved it? Chervenak decided to marry the object in a church ceremony in Las Vegas, taking his cellphone love to a whole new bizarre level.
Aaron Chervenak, an artist-director, drove 365 kilometres from Los Angeles to Las Vegas to take part in a typical Las Vegas wedding. The normal wedding had one deviation — the groom Aaron donned a tux while the bride wore a white protective case.
Michael Kelly owner of the Little Las Vegas Chapel asked the groom,”Do you, Aaron, take this smartphone to be your lawfully wedded wife, and do you also promise to love her, honor her, comfort and keep her, and be faithful to her?”
“I do,” Aaron said, and then the groom placed his wife on his left ring finger, since the wife had a nifty little ring attached to her plastic cover, Las Vegas Review-Journal reported.
In his wedding video posted June 1, Aaron Chervenak stated that a relationship is all about calm and ease and for him, his phone provides him this. He said:
“People are so connected to their phones and they live with them all the time. They go to sleep with their cell phone. They wake up with their cell phone, sometimes it’s the first thing they check, it sounds almost like marriage.
“My smartphone has been my longest relationship. We connect with our phones on so many emotional levels. We look to it for solace, to calm us down, to put us to sleep, to ease our minds, to me, that’s also what a relationship is about.”
Michael Kelly, who has married a lot of strange couples, said, “At first it was like what? And then I was like… Alright let’s do it.” He explained that Aaron’s symbolic gesture to marry his smartphone was because he wanted to make a point about how dependent people are on their phones.
Chervenak says he just wanted to show “how precious our phones are becoming.” What better way to show your loved one how precious she is than by marrying her?
I wonder what will happen to their union when he gets offered an upgrade!
Watch the wedding video below: